ERIC Number: ED359414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Prison Literacy Project Handbook. Revised.
Prison Literacy Project, Philadelphia, PA.
This handbook documents the Prison Literacy Project (PLP) in order to provide a model for other community groups to follow in developing their own literacy projects. The PLP worked to have prison residents learn to read or significantly raise their reading levels through an ongoing literacy tutoring program. All project participants were involved in community partnership and empowerment through their personal interactions. Since 1984, more than 350 students have been tutored and 150 tutors have been trained in the Laubach method, a tutor support network has been developed, and two other literacy tutoring projects have been developed based on the PLP model. The handbook provides a history and philosophy of the project, organizational structure and opportunities for participation, and project objectives, with specific emphasis on their development. This second edition of the handbook reflects accomplishments and provides updates on the projects since 1984. Five appendixes to the report describe the results achieved, project techniques, timelines, volunteer tutor jobs, and the project video documentary. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prison Literacy Project, Philadelphia, PA.